Summer is already in full swing, and I’m finding myself wishing it would put on the brakes and slow down a bit. I started my summer internship a Jasper + Black a few weeks ago, and am thoroughly enjoying spending a few days a week downtown Minneapolis. The studio I’m working at is in the trendy new North Loop neighborhood; dotted with the cutest boutiques and cafes that remind me of time I’ve spent in New York City. My lunch hour has served as my adventure time, and I’ve already found some spots that I know I’ll be frequenting for a long time to come.
With the far-too-few summer weekends quickly booking up, we decided as a family to spend a weekend at home for Father’s day. My mom and I headed downtown Saturday morning to try out the Mill City Farmers Market and bop around the North Loop. We had so much fun exploring and found some goodies along the way. If you’ve never visited the great city of Minneapolis, you’re truly missing out!
Sunday was spent fishing on the Mississippi River. I couldn’t have asked for a better day with my fam. I’m so thankful for my dad and all that he means to me… I am truly blessed to have him in my life!
Hope you had a great weekend and Father’s day!
Things over here are going to look a little different from now on… Love, Genevieve is now powered by WordPress! The long-awaited Blogger to WordPress migration is officially over, and I could not be happier with my new web home. The task was daunting, and took me a good 3 days to get the basic framework figured out… but now it’s done forever! WordPress offers so much more and is infinitely better for those like me who like to dabble in web design. The plug ins and themes are everything I wanted, and there’s still so much I need to discover!
Although the bare bones of my new site are up and running, there are still details to be designed and personal touches to be added. You’ll have to bare with my rather drab logo while I go through the re-branding process. This moodboard is a sneak peak of the aesthetic I’m going for.
So what do you think? I hope your as happy with the switch as I am :)
I had the pleasure of getting all four of my wisdom teeth yanked out this morning, and am currently feeling preetttyyy good thanks to some pain meds. I may be sporting yoga pants and curled up on the coach, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t pin my dream closet away. These are the pieces I have my heart set on at the moment. It’s no secret that I obsess over Céline bags more than what’s considered to be normal. I also love Louboutin’s take on flats… and that Valentino dress? No description needed. I hope your weekend consists of more solid foods than mine!
We arrived in Naples last Wednesday to find that we hadn’t really escaped the rain after all. It seemed to have followed us all the way from Minnesota. Despite the thickest humidity i’ve ever encountered and sporadic monsoon rains, we managed to get our share of the Florida sunshine, and even have some pretty impressive tan lines to prove it.
When I spotted the ocean on the first day, my inner child was set free and I just stood there for the longest time while the waves crashed over my feet. The ocean truly does fuel me, and I’m so thankful that my mama and I could spend a few days by the sparkling blue water. I gotta hand it to you, Floridians. Somehow you manage to thrive in the Florida weather year-round. I’ll stick to short doses of your state’s goodness.
In a few short hours, Mama Deb and I will be on a plane to Florida. Goodbye rainy/depressing Minnie and hello sunshine! We decided to take a quick girls trip before I start my internship next week. I can’t wait to have a little R&R with my beautiful mama. We’ll be in the Naples area for the duration of our stay and plan to veg by the pool and get our fill of the ocean. It’s been far too long since I’ve set my eyes on the endless blue of the Gulf!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
I am officially on my last summer break ever. At this time next year, I will be graduated from college and working at my first big girl job! So weird to think about. Although it’s all too easy to get caught up in planning things that are out of my control, I’m purposefully trying to remain in the moment and enjoy every last minute of summer. Here’s what I’ll be up to!
- Internship #3: Who knew I would love interning so much, I’d want to do it three times? This summer I’ll be working for Jasper + Black in Minneapolis as a “Strategic Communications Intern.” I’ll be assisting with social media, photo shoots, marketing, and lots of other fun stuff!
- Launching my Business: Over the past year, I’ve been planning and dreaming up my photography and design business. I’ve officially booked my first Senior portrait session for this summer and will be doing some freelance design work as well. Stay tuned for the official launch! Contact me for more information.
- The Big Move: Come August, my family will be packing up the only house I’ve ever known and moving 8 miles down the road to our new home. We’re so excited, but I have a feeling I’ll be a hot mess come moving day!
- MN Lake Life: Those glorious Minnesota lakes are calling my name! My favorite part of summer is spending time at the cabin with friends and family. There’s nothing better than a day on the water with my crazy family.
Make the most of the sunshine!
Having to come up with fresh content for 2 blogs is definitely proving to be a challenge, but my creative spark is always fueled by those I follow on Pinterest and Dribbble. This moodboard is a reflection of my yearning for summer days– filled with sunshine and all the colors that come with warmer weather. We’re in the midst of an endless winter here in Minny, and are still getting snowed on… in the middle of April. I’m praying that It will all be over soon and very soon!
Hope you had a great weekend!
I’m so thankful to be spending some much needed time with my family in Vail this weekend. My brother is recovering from knee surgery, and my mom has not left his side since he got hurt a few weeks ago in Sweden. I’m looking forward to exploring this beautiful ski town and getting mama Deb out of the hotel room a bit. My brother is the strongest person I know, and with a little hard work he’ll be back at it in no time.
Earlier this week I got to see the progress on my parent’s home, which has me all kinds of excited for this summer. I can’t wait to have the beautiful river at our disposal, and I think my yellow dog is pretty dang excited as well. As long as there’s swampy water and room to roam, he’s all in.
Thank you to those who have been praying for my family– God is good, even through hard times.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Earlier this week I dropped my family off at the airport and tried my best to hold it together while they walked through the doors. You would have thought they were leaving for a three-month safari in the wilderness with no future communication, not a week-long trip to Sweden that will be over before I know it.
This Easter is going to look a little different. My family is thousands of miles away, and although I’ll be with loved ones here in Minnesota, it’s not the ideal situation. To make matters worse, my brother is in a hospital bed in Sweden with a bum knee, and my parents are sick to their stomachs because they’ve gone through this twice before.Everything in me wants to be selfish today and feel sorry for myself. I’m sad that I’m not with my family spending a happy Easter together. I’m angry that injuries have to happen to the most devoted and kind-hearted athletes that give all they have for Christ. But there are far more important things that my heart has been pondering. Today, 2000 years ago, my savior and King died for me. He paid the ultimate price for my sins. I am imperfect and unworthy of the gift he gave– but He, the spotless lamb, gave everything so that I could live in Eternity with Him.
My heart is somber and full of gratitude to my Jesus. The one who loves me and comforts me when I’m alone. The one who has a plan and a purpose for my life, even when things happen that hurt and don’t make sense.
I pray you feel love this weekend, and that you’ll give praise and thanks to the King who died for us. He is worthy of all we are. I want my life to be a sweet devotion to Him.